WATERTOWN, MASS-Celebrations erupted in suburban Boston last night as the capture of the remaining marathon bombing suspect was announced in a tweet from police.
In the Watertown neighborhood where 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev engaged in a firefight with police while hiding out in a parked boat, dozens of people at a police barricade cheered and applauded as law enforcement officers and emergency responders left the scene.
In Boston, hundreds of people marched down Commonwealth Avenue, chanting “USA” and singing the Red Sox anthem “Sweet Caroline” as they headed toward Boston Common. Police blocked traffic along part of the street to allow for the impromptu parade.
Tsarnaev is being held at a hospital, reportedly in serious condition.
Officials say Tsarnaev and his brother, who was killed in a shootout with police earlier yesterday, set off the twin explosions at Monday’s marathon, killing three people and injuring more than 180 others.
A Justice Department official says Tsarnaev will not be read his Miranda rights before he’s questioned by a special interrogation team.